Bloc 11

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Bloc 11
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Somerville seems to have a thing for repurposing stodgy old buildings and turning them into hip social spaces. (Exhibit A: the castle-turned-cultural center known as the Armory.) This Union Square café may not seem all that distinct when you first walk in the door: we’re talking sustainably-sourced coffee, tomato-mozz sandwiches and the comforting background hum of MacBooks and indie-folk tunes. Circle around to the far side of the coffee-bar, though, and you’ll notice a massive bank vault, where you can enjoy a drink while feeling like you’re on a heist. Their game room, Thursday night open-mic and outdoor seating area make this a place where you’ll want to deposit your dollars.

By: Adam Conner-Simons


Venue name: Bloc 11
Address: 11 Bow Street
Union Square

Opening hours: Fri–Wed 7am–8pm, Thu 7am–9pm
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